My Life in the South
Salem: Salem Observer and Job Print, 1885.
New and Enlarged edition. Third edition. Wraps. Stitched wraps. 83 pages. Green paper wraps with black title on the front cover. The front outer wrap is detached and edge chipped. Rear outer wrap missing. Chipping to the paper spine. Light scattered foxing to the contents. Fair condition only. The author was born a slave near Columbia, South Carolina in 1849. He was owned by Col. M. R. Singleton. During the Civil War Stroyer was used by the Confederacy to shore up defenses along the South Carolina coast. He was injured by Union forces in 1864 near Fort Sumter. He was in Columbia when the War came to its end. After the War Stroyer received education in the South and later moved north to Worcester, Mass. in 1870. This narrative was first published in 1879 when he was a preacher of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salem, Massachusetts. Stroyer provides vivid descriptions of the the culture and treatment of slaves during his captivity in South Carolina. Fair. Item #26697